A LITTLE EFFORT AND THE C-PLAN

You know that deadlines stress you out and even the best-laid plans get messy, don’t you? But with a little effort, you can become a dependable, respectable businessman
or entrepreneur who is admired for always being on time and achieving their dreams.

Here's some tips to get you there.

Have a Plan B, and even better, a Plan C


Surprises, setbacks and roadblocks are inevitable. You may not know where they're coming from, but trust me: Things will go wrong – they always do. So think about alternatives and backups before you even get started. If you create options for yourself, you will have less stress. If you're embarking upon a new project, there's only so much you can learn on your own. Reach out to a mentor and ask, "What should I be aware of? What could go wrong?" Their advice will save you time and money.
Give yourself some cushion


It's important to be realistic about how quickly you can accomplish a task. Do yourself a favor and factor in a little more time than you think you need when you begin setting deadlines. You already know that things could get off track! If you're unsure about how much time you really need to budget, reach out to someone with experience. It's tempting to over-promise and try to be Superman, but I guarantee that your colleagues would rather you just not be late. If you don't end up needing the extra time you factored in, you may even make a deadline early, and that's sure to impress.
Set explicit expectations

Other people always have different ideas about what constitutes timeliness, it's best to establish very clear expectations with the people you work with – ideally in writing. This is especially true if you hire an outside contractor to work with you. Does he or she know what is expected of them? Make sure. It's best to check in regularly, too. If there are going to be any issues about him or her meeting a deadline, you'd rather know about it earlier than later, so you can adjust your plans. If you send an email, confirm he or she received it. Don't hesitate to get on the phone. We all need people to help us achieve our goals.

Use these tips to start reaching your goals, one deadline at a time. C-Plan or Plan C is one of the most effective tool to meeting deadlines and targets: because, some will always want to go wrong. 



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